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Rural roads and sustainable agriculture in semi-arid areas: evidence from Machakos and Kitui Districts, Kenya



Rural roads and sustainable agriculture in semi-arid areas: evidence from Machakos and Kitui Districts, Kenya



Journal of Applied Sciences 5(7): 1163-1172



Using data from a 2000 household survey, the effects of rural roads on sustainable agriculture was examined in selected semi-arid areas in Kenya. A Tobit model was used to establish the factors that influence the decision to invest in soil conservation measures and the level of investment in terracing and a Three Stage Least Squares (3SLS) method was used to determine the direct and indirect impact of road infrastructure on terracing.

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